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Ride with Us Aboard the Inter-Island Ferry!


The Inter-Island Ferry Authority offers daily year-round passenger and vehicle service between our Ketchikan and Hollis ports, and we sail every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, and Hollis is located on Prince of Wales Island. The one-way ferry ride is 36 miles long and the run time of each sailing is three hours. The roundtrip originates from Prince of Wales (Hollis) each morning at 8 a.m. and leaves Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m. each afternoon. Hollis connects to all major towns on the island by road, and Ketchikan is Alaska’s southern-most city in Southeastern Alaska.

For your comfort, the M/V Stikine and M/V Prince of Wales have an observation lounge, reading room, café, children’s play area and solarium.

One of the Top 5 Things to Do on Prince of Wales Island

Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority Soothing

It may not be as quick as flying but it is restful. Just sit back and enjoy the view, walk in fresh air, have a nap. It is typically quiet, good snacks (I've not tried a full meal). I usually enjoy the trip so much that I almost regret arriving!

– Cynthia W., TripAdvisor
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority Great way to get to Prince of Wales

Love traveling to Ketchikan this way or back to Prince of Wales. The staff is professional and courteous! And the gallery is the the best! Nothing like a big meal to start or finish the day then go up front to take a nap! Keep it up!

– Jan T., TripAdvisor
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority Superb experience

Very nice views from the forward lounge. The crew were professional, clean cut, and knew their jobs. Multiple play areas on board for kids. Bathrooms were clean and well-maintained. Food from the snack bar was good and reasonably priced for Alaska.

– Craig L., TripAdvisor
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority Comfortable, reliable transportation

As a resident of Prince of Wales Island, I rely on the Inter-Island Ferry for transportation to and from Ketchikan. At certain times of the year - it's the only thing going. The staff and crew are nice people who do their best to make your journey comfortable and safe.

– B.J. P., TripAdvisor